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nation's public record. she won a pulitzer prize in 2007 for native guard. about a forgotten black union regiment that fought in the civil war. >> we know it is our duty now to keep white men as prisoners, rebel soldiers, would be masters. >> she wrote that poem in the library's reading room in seat 170. sometimes to rest her eyes she would mark up at a pillar marked poetry. >> now when i do it i can't see the word poetry so clearly but i have faith that it's there. >> so she will continue to cheer lead. for an art form that forces to you slow down and contemplate in a world that doesn't always value that. >> trying to find a way to say what seems so necessary to be said but so difficult also, to someone that i can speak very intimately to. across time and space on the page. that is thrilling to me.
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>> she works out of the addict in the library of congress and she has set up office hours there. for people who want to come and discuss poetry. and that's it for today. have a great week and we will see you next "fox news sunday" >> this is "the fox report." tonight, tense moments outside buckingham palace when an armed man shows up, police responding in full force and it's all caught on tape. also, a retired decorated navy seal killed, committing one last act of valor. tonight, remembering the hero and patriot known as the american sniper. as lethal against the
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enemies of america. chris kyle once the nation's top military sniper, a decorated navy seal. now, murdered in texas. police say by someone he was trying to help deal with the scars of war. fox report, what we're learning about the fellow veteran police say killed kyle and another man. also, chaos unleashed after a bus carrying high school students crashes into a city bridge. >> in the back of the bus came into the back of the seat. >> >> harris: in minutes, missing the signs that could have helped prevent disaster. and, a quiet towning so it has a rowdy service. racking up traffic violations as they speed through town. tonight, this government agency says it doesn't have to pay for breaking the law. why is that?
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i'm harris faulkner. an american hero who struck fear in the hearts of our enemies. gun down, he was trying to help. chris kyle, a retired navy seal sniper was fatally shot along with another man this weekend at a texas gun range. police say the suspect a former marine turned his weapon on those other men. tonight, we're learning more about that man, the suspect, 25-year-old eddie ray ruth. a veteran who reportedly suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder now facing multiple murder charges. molly line has been following the story for us. american hero known as the u.s. military's most lethal sniper and another man both killed at the rough creek lodge roughly 50 miles southwest of fort worth texas, yesterday. texas authorities believe eddie ray ruth of lancaster shot kyle and his close friend chad little field shortly
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after 3:00 in the afternoon fleeing the lodge area in kyle's stolen pickup truck. he was a dedicated corporal in the marines who had been deployed in iraq in 2007 and served in haiti in 2010. currently listed on reserve duty. a motive for the shooting remains unclear. but ruth apparently suffered from ptsd. according to friends, kyle may have taken him to the range in an effort to help him cope and ruth turned on the two men, shooting them at close range. after the murders, texas authorities say ruth drove to his sister's house and told her and her husband what happened at the gun range. they called law enforcement who went to ruth's home to make an arrest. ruth fled but caught after a short pursuit and automatic handgun recovered at his home. >> harris: kyle, a true american patriot had appeared on fox news not long ago. >> exactly. he had made several appearances here on the network. he always talked about love of country and duty he felt to several service members. kyle was a best selling author of the biography called
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american sniper published by harper collins which is owned by the same parent company as fox news channel. the story he wrote, the details here are of his 150 plus kills of insurgents in iraq. he also helped create the cares foundation, a nonprofit that helps soldiers recover from post-traumatic stress syndrome. he was known to take fellow veterans as therapy. here is one of his clips from "fox & friends." >> you have to show respect. that flag is red, white, and blue. the red stands for the blood the guys have spilled. not just the guys here in iraq, afghanistan, but all through our history. you are not going out purposefully trying to kill people and rack up numbers. you are going out to try to save americans. >> kyle was also a family man, he leaves behind a wife and kids, harris? molly line, thank you very much. a look at chris kyle's service to our nation. complete the four tour of duties in iraq. and when he was there, a 300
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winchester he used that gun to rack up more than 150 kills. kyle once said he preferred to think of his job not as killing the bad guys but as saving the good guys. keil was so good at what he did, the insurgents gave him the nickname of devil of ramadi and put $20,000 bounty on his head. chris kyle was living with the scars of war. he dedicated his life to recent times to helping veterans returning home. you heard molly just talking about how he would help them out with post-traumatic stress disorder. he helped establish the nonprofit fitco cares foundation. if you want to check it out yourself that's fitcocares.org. now to washington next defense a secretary. it's giving way to the next step. committee vote on chuck hagel
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could come as early as this week. is he a former nebraska senator. coming off that grilling on capitol hill. tonight, new criticism of his performance from both key republicans and democrats, including the president's former press secretary robert gibbs. disconcerting thing for anybody that watched it he seemed unprepared on the questions that quite frankly he knew was coming. >> but members of the obama administration including current defense secretary leon panetta are defending hagel. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey thinks very highly of hagel and confident about his abilities after speaking to him in private. >> i'm not going to grade his homework. i will say in my conversations with him he was well prepared, articulate, concise. >> you are confident that he can do the job? >> i'm not going to speak about confidence. he could be my boss. >> harris: steve centanni live with the news from d.c. right now steve, his supporters trying to stem the
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tide against hagel, what are they saying? >> well, leon panetta the current defense secretary defended hagel saying it was partisan politics that led to the fierce questioning by members of the armed services committee on capitol hill. listen. >> it's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> this was totally part shan? >> what disappointed me is that, you know, they talked a lot about past quotes but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today. we just did not see enough time spent on discussing those issues and in the end that's what counts. >> well, panetta says hagel should have been questioned more about issues like the war in afghanistan, the turmoil in the middle east and the looming budget cuts that could severely impact the pentagon. instead, hagel was criticized for his past statements on iran, israel and the u.s. nuclear strategy. harris? >> harris: well, steve, after what you could call a rather bumpy confirmation hearing to say the least, what are hagel's chances at this point? >> well, as it stands, at
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least 12 republicans do plan to vote against hagel. his confirmation, even though is he a republican himself. only two have said they would vote for him at this point. and they are mike joehand of nebraska anded that cochran of mississippi. many are predicting hagel will be confirmed. >> i think for a cabinet office, 51 votes is generally considered the right standard for the senate to set and at that level, i think he makes it but i don't think he makes it with a lot of room to spare. >> senator blunt is among those planning to vote against hagel citing too many inconsistencies, harris? >> harris: you know, stif with that margin that he mentioned the 51 votes you wouldn't need very many republicans to vote in favor, nevertheless. thank you very much. >> okay. >> in alabama, prayers for a little boy held hostage and for the bus driver tonight. first, the 5-year-old child being held inside an underground bunker for a sixth day. police still keeping in constant communication with the man suspected of
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kidnapping the child off a school bus after killing the bus driver. and today the funeral for that bus driver. hundreds of people gathering to say good by to 66-year-old charles albert poland jr. his flag-draped coffin wheeled in the start of the ceremony then friends sang songs in his memory. the eulogy given by the superintendent of the school district where he worked. poland was driving that bus last week when police say jimmie lee dykes board it and demanded two children. he blocked and tried to keep him from reaching those little ones when he was shot several times. the sheriff keeping his remarks focused on poland. >> today is going to be a tough day for our family and please give them the peace to be able to do what they need to do in their time of mourning. >> jonathan serrie live for us tonight in midland city, alabama. jonathan, so much heartache in that community tonight. >> indeed, this bus driver was
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so well loved by people who knew him and strangers have grown to respect him because because of his heroics on that school bus on tuesday. by all accounts, charles chuck poland loved his job and his passengers. on hot days he provided cold water. on holidays he provided gifts and last tuesday he gave his life to protect the students who rode his bus. >> he he put his life before his kids that were on the bus. i think that's one of the biggest things you remembered for being a hero and saving those other kids. >> after the service, poland's funeral procession was led by members of the patriot guard riders. and fellow drivers who drove their school buses with black ribbons tied to them. harris? >> harris: what more are we learning about the suspect in this case? >> yeah, jimmie lee dykes remains in communication with authorities through that pvc pipe that serves as a vent from the surface down to his
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underground bunker. he is also allowing authorities to send comfort supplies to that 5-year-old hostage. today, authorities tell us they delivered a red hot wheels car and some cheese-it crackers to that little boy in that underground bunker. the line of communication remains open but the hostage standoff continues. harris? >> communication from all the people across the nation praying for that little boy opened as well tonight. jonathan serrie right now, we know exactly killed american woman whose body was found. after vanishing inside turkey the latest on the investigation family here at at -- we knew the pictures last night when we were coming into fox news looked bad, but now the details on what happened here why a charter bus carrying high school students on a trip to harvard
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students and adult shap per ronnie's. their charter bus was returning from philadelphia to harvard when it hit a bridge overpass in boston. 35 people hurt. three seriously and one with life threatening injuries we're told. some of the victims were trapped inside the wreckage for more than an hour. >> it all happened so fast and it was like all of a sudden black. >> we were in the back and the bathroom in the back of the bus came into the back of the seat. >> how could tha happen? well, listen to this. authorities telling us now the bus did not belong on that road. there is is only a 10-foot height limit there. so obviously the bus was too
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tall to fit underneath that bridge they say the driver who was not injured failed to heed the warn science that were posted. we now know what killed a new york city mom who vanished in turkey and turned up dead in istanbul. she died from a blow to the head. she is 33 years old. a mom of two was vacationing in istanbul by herself. her family in new york city heard from her for the last time on january 21st. the same day she was supposed to come home but never did. police already taking a number of people in for questioning as they have discovered her body. we have been reporting last night as many as 11 now each more than that still waiting for autopsy results. but they say it's clear a head injury caused her death. family friends today attending a prayer service in her honor in new york. lisa enforce of our fox affiliate wnyw.
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what is the latest on the investigation. >> questions. there has been no arrest that we know of so far in this case: mystery man with whom the mother of two had corresponded. who she had planned to meet that day that she disappeared. at a bridge there. he he told authorities according to published reports that he never actually met her that day. that she never showed up. so there is a lot of questions now about what happened from that point on until the point where her body was found. and the police chief as you mentioned in istanbul said she had a blow to her head there are also reports that she was also stabbed, that her ipad and her phone were taken but that her personal jewelry, a watch, a ring, some other jewelry that she had on was not removed from her body and that in fact, her body may have been moved from another place she may have been killed at one location and then moved to where her body was found. and it's looking as if they have questioned up to about 15 people so far, including a
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couple of women. and if this follows traditional police investigations, what they are probably doing at this point is piecing together a time line, trying to come up with her whereabouts from where she was when we last saw her in that surveillance video of her at the mall, sitting down to have a meal to the time that she disappeared. now, also istanbul, you have to remember, according to authorities here in the united states, law enforcement officials is a city that has more than 500 surveillance cameras. there is probably a lot of surveillance video that the istanbul police have that we haven't seen yet. reportedly thousands of hours. they have a specific task force of 28 police officers locally who are poring through that moment by moment. i think we are going to be hearing a lot more this week about what happened. >> lisa, such good details that you are giving us there as we flash forward looking ahead at what this might look like. you obviously have been covering this story. you have learned so much about this mom. i know the family lives out on staten island here in the new
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york area. what more you can tell us about her? >> a very devoted mother by all accounts and not just her husband. her husband stephan worked for the trans sit authority. different shifts throughout the day. according to familys that i spoi was in their living room last sunday at this time and, according to the family and friends i spoke with, they arranged their lives around their two boys. this was not a mom that let the dvr player. she home schooled them, taking them on trips. trying to give them as much educational opportunity as she possibly could given their limited means. here was a mom according to her best friend she told me that before she went on this trip she had actually laid out clothes for the boys to go to school so that the household and their lives would be as undisrupted as possible. so it's really tragic and by everyone's account she lived for those boys and she was a very very involved hands on mom. >> harris: you know, one of the questions that's coming up to me from viewers at least
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and i don't know if we will be able to answer this tonight is why she was vacationing alone in the country of turkey i'm sure that will perhaps come out in the investigation. >> it definitely will. i spoke with her best friend who was supposed to go with her on that trip. she said at the last moment she simply could not afford the trip. i also asked her husband i said you know, a lot of people are wondering how could you have let your wife who has h. never been overseas before go on a trip like this he said you know what? he looked me straight in the eye with tears in his eyes he said someone when you love someone you have to respect their decisions and choices even if you don't agree with them. >> lisa, thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure, thank you. >> harris: one of the most influential voices in the america's catholic church is apologizing tonight. what is behind the me a cull pavment why is it coming now? also, take a look at this. a man comes armed with weapons to london's buckingham palace.
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>> harris: buckingham palace a place where the royal family gathers in england. a man armed with two knives showed up outside the tourist landmark. at first he held one knife to his own throat. when he started shouting and waving the weapon, police used a stun gun to stop him. all caught on tape because tourists were standing by with cell phones and everything else rolling. nobody hurt in any of this excepted the man who was stunned. he was taking to a london police station. this all happened again while tourists were gathered to
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watch the changing of the guard ceremony. >> i was just walking across the road. and he is just -- he had knives on him. and he was just, i don't know, trying to walk towards the gates and the police got on top of him. >> queen elizabeth and her husband, prince philip we're told were not inside the palace at the time. and there was no comment from palace staff on the confrontation. well, there is no excuse, no explaining away what happened to these children end quote. those words part of an apology today from los angeles archbishop jose gomez. over hundreds of cases of alleged children abused by priests dating back to the 1950s. in a letter he says in every catholic church in los angeles area he is putting it out. dominic did i that tally is live tonight. >> excruciatingly painful detail of harm against kids by catholic priests in the archdiocese in los angeles are among the stacks of evidence that were published online last week.
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forced to release the confidential documents the church was equally forced to explain itself, harris. in light of 70 years of documents cataloging a coverup of 124 priests who molested children, archbishop jose gomez boldfaced letter sunday mass across the city saying there is no excuse, no explaining away what happened to these children. the priests involved had the duty to be their spiritual fathers and they failed. mixed reactions from the faithful leaving the cathedral of our lady of the angels here in los angeles. >> i think the church needs to really, really change its whole structure and it's it's all good old boys network. >> i don't think this problem is going to be completely taken care of. >> i waiver in my faith of the clergy of the church but the essential message of the catholic church, no. >> 12,000 documents were published on the archdiocese web site last week is part of a 2007 settlement. it revealed that cardinal
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roger mahoney knowingly removed priests accuse of sexual abuse parish from parish shielding them from police. >> one saving grace here, harris the church now has a policy of reporting allegations of abuse to law enforcement and removing the priests from the ministry. harris? >> dominic, thank you. he was a proud measure, very proud to serve his nation but this hero navy seal and best selling author allegedly killed by a fellow veteran and he was not the only victim. the latest on the murders of chris kyle and a friend. and a look back at his very heart felt interview with our own bill o'reilly. also, neither snow, rain, nor heat nor gloom of night will keep them from delivering the mail. that's their mantra, you know with the u.s. post office. don't just ask them to pay their traffic tickets. are post office employees in one town getting a free ride from the law? [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know
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>> harris: i'm harris faulkner. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. a retired navy seal an american hero gunned down, chris kyle shot and killed yesterday along with his friend at a gun range and resort southwest of fort worth, texas. he served four tours of duty in iraq. and racked up more than 150 kills as a sniper. this man 25-year-old ed at
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this ray ruth now in custody facing murder charges. we are learning he was a marine. served in iraq as well. chris kyle reportedly was helping him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. kyle wrote the best selling book american sniper. the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. it documented his time in uniform. last january, you may have seen it kyle appeared on the o'reilly factor. bill asked him about the gravity and consequences of his job. >> so you were committed to killing these people because you in your heart believe that they deserve to die? >> i wasn't so much committed to killing them as i was i'm committed to making sure every service member that was over there, whether american or allied came home. >> bill: but as a sniper your job is to kill them. not wound them, not arrest them. you have to have a certain mentality to be a sniper. you are killing them. >> oh, i'm killing them to protect my fellow americans.
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>> bill: and you liked it. you liked that job. in that book that comes -- your wife didn't want you to do it. she wanted you to stay home. how many times did you go back? >> four times. >> bill: four times. you liked killing these guys. did you ever figure that out? it's not a problem taking out someone who wants your people dead. that's not a problem at all. >> bill: do you ever now, looking back, have any regrets at all about anything that you did? >> yes, i do. it's the people i couldn't save. >> bill: the americans you couldn't save allied forces. >> the americans, local raikes, anyone ohio witnessed violence coming down on them and i could not save them. >> bill: that's your regret? >> yes, sir. >> you don't have post-traumatic stress or anything like that or, you know, that you killed so many human beings? that doesn't come back at you? >> none of my problems come from the people i have killed.
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>> harris: chris kyle was married with two children. he was 38 years old. we move on to the islamic militants taking a pounding islamists, i should say, as french war plains launch a massive air strike in the country of mali. the planes targeting some extremists training camps in the north. several weapon and fuel depots were destroyed as well. you may know just yesterday french president visited this reason. he got a hero's welcome. take a look in tim buck do you, one of three mali cities once occupied by the rebels now lib enter rated by french troops on the ground. their ongoing military operation is aimed at stopping the advance of al qaeda fighters inside that country. an explosive attack on a police headquarters. our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. iraq.
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police say a car bomber drove into the complex setting off one explosion and at least two other attackers were on foot. armed with machine guns and grenades. they tried to break into the building but were killed. bangladesh. flames burning through a shanty town. panicked people hurrying to save their belongings. firefighters worked to put out the fire. no deaths reported. but wire told more than 500 people lost their homes. italy. a flight landing off the runway at rome's main airport. the rough touchdown due to strong winds. a flight attendant and four passengers on the romanian airliner were injured. one with a fractured leg. brazil. a midnight vigil one week after a nightclub fired killed 237 people.
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[chanting] >> harris: thousands of friends and relatives of victims holding ago mass in the town of santa maria, remembering the dead as well as those still in critical condition. police saying the fire likely started when a ban set off flares during a performance. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> when our soldiers are not active in combat, they still need to be battle-ready some of our troops are finding a new way to train between tours of duty. michelle splansz. explains. >> this isn't your typical military mission. it's laser tag. and the countries armed forces are using this arena to keep their skills sharp. >> this is what i do in the military. >> staff sergeant patrick dagen served in the army for seven years and is now a recruiter. he plays laser tag in fresno, california at least once a week. >> definitely helping me out. keeping me skilled so when i
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go back to my regular job i won't be rusty. >> he is one that will practice special exercises. >> i have been contacted by the national guard by a gentleman who does maneuver scheduling for the marines and a gentleman from the sheriff's office. and all of them have said that they are going to be contacting us in the future to bring in their superiors. >> manager dexter morgan says it and can be used to train military and police. >> whether it be how many rounds in each clip or how many damage is done to them, qui also put sensors on bystanders that aren't soormd if someone shoots them we can tell. >> the weapons can be programmed to stimulate any situation. >> these laser guns are pretty similar to the ones used in the military. can you look down the scope with both ice open and wherever that red dot is, that's where it will hit. >> their military braid made out of the same materials a real weapon is made out of.
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>> this laser tag is more mission-based and communication is key. >> right hand, left hand. high lows, doing wedges. >> and you don't have to be a pro-fighter. you can be as young as 8 to play. >> until fresno, california, michelle, fox news. >> the young pakistani girl, the taliban wanted dead has just taken a new step towards a full recovery. the latest on the teenager known by her first name around the world. and what doctors are doing to make her life a little bit more normal. and cats usually aren't too crazy about being in the water. so why is this guy swimming? swim, kitty. i alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes,
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>> harris: an upbeat prognosis for 15-year-old. pakistani girl targeted by the
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taliban. she just had two successful surgeries in the london hospital to reconstruct her bullet-shattered skull and restore her hearing. today she was awake and talking with her family. doctors say they are very pleased with her progress at this point. she was shot in the head last october by a taliban gunman because she wanted to go to school. sips then she has become international symbol of those resistance of those who deny women their rights. president obama set to travel to minnesota tomorrow to talk about ways to curb gun violence. just ahead of his visit two much of the top voices in the gun debate are speaking out with new reaction to propose gun laws being crafted inside the beltway. peter doocy inside the beltedway from washington. peter? >> harris, universal background checks become the law then everybody who buys a gun from a dealer or gun show or a friend would be subject to a full, criminal and mental health screening. this is something gun control advocates favor. this morning the ceo of the nra said universal background
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checks won't work. >> it's a fraud to call it universal. it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. you are not going to computer rise -- you have already seen you are not going to computer rise the mental health records. here's what's going to happen. quit calling it universal check. the real title ought to be the check on law abiding people all over this country. >> the democratic senate majority leader harry reid says he supports the second amendment as well as universal background checks but he is not going to let the nra get in his way just because they resist it doesn't mean. we have special interest groups that come in and complain about things we don't listen to them -- we will listen to them and make the right decision. >> reid says the senate might soon debate assault weapons ban. something congressman woman gabriel giffords husband argued for today. >> i spent 2 a 5 years in the military. i know the value of having an assault weapon. it's to kill a lot of people very quickly. i think they are way too
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readily available. i think in time we will be able to address those issues. >> wayne lappier from the nra said today forcing existing laws would go a long way in reducing gun violence so would rounding up gangs in places like chicago. harris? >> peter, thank you. a man on vacation hand gliding in florida when something went very wrong. it's our top story as we go across america. florida. police say the man from illinois was gliding over an airport runway in central florida when he suddenly came crashing down. deputies believed his glider malfunctioned during the flight. he died at a nearby hospital from his injuries. >> washington. an elementary school on fire, first responders battling it for five hours but they couldn't save the small school. this is vancouver right on the border with portland, oregon. the school district saying the children must be transferred to another building before they can hit the books again.
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north carolina. a cargo train derails south of raleigh. forcing hundreds of people to leave their homes. hazmat teams saying one of the ten overturned train cars was filled with amoney i can't. none of it leaked and people eventually were allowed to return. virginia. meet holly. possibly one of the world's laziest cats. >> she doesn't like the outdoors. she won't run around. she won't play with cat toys. 13 years old because of lack of exercise, i guess, she weighs a whopping 20 pounds. so her owner nearly out of options tried swimming to get her back in shape. >> she has lost about a pound the past six months. so that's good. but she has still got a bit to go. >> holly doesn't seem to mind the water, although she doesn't look too thrilled either. it's working. her veteran says a dip into the pool is great source of exercise for any pet and that's a fox watch across
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haters hairs the u.s. postal service apparently thinks it's above the law at least when it comes to traffic violations in one east ohio town. east cleveland in ohio says the post office owes them some $500 for parking tickets speeding fines and other traffic violations. this government agency says we don't have to pay. claiming federal immunity. upsetting the town which says they are totally descrargd the
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law. it's interesting that united states postal office, a federal agency that we all rely upon feels that drivers can speed through school zones and there is no responsibility for it. all i wish is if they are able to speed through school zones and red lights you would at least think we would get our mail faster. >> a government lawyer getting involved. plans to go to court to get the fines dismissed. the keep adding up the fines and hopes the check will arrive in the mail. well, is it time to toss out the constitution? that is a question that's being asked by some people who claim the document, which is is the back bobby of our entire american democracy ask out of date. shannon bream has more on the call for a fundamental change. >> georgetown university law professor lewis sideman sparked a heated debate when he authored a piece in the "new york times" advocating that we, quote: give up on
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the constitution with all its archaic idiosyncratic and provisions. >> this is our country. we wouldn't let france rule it it, we wouldn't let the u.n. rule it there is no reason for us to be ruled by people who are long dead, who had some good ideas but had a lot of bad ideas and for any event for whom it makes no difference at all. >> sideman the author of unconstitutional disobedience is not the only one questioning just how well our founding document works in this current day and age. professors from the university of texas and university of virginia have recently floated similar concerns. just last year supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg speaking with egyptian media after the ouster of president hosni mubarak and as the country was beginning to reshape itself said quote i would not look to the u.s. constitution if i were drafting ago constitution in the year 2012. even those who admit it isn't perfect note the drafters were wise enough to provide an amendment process. >> i think that charges that this is a document written by
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old white men in the 18th century is not true. it's a document written by we the people over the past two centuries. >> some believe there is already a certain level of disregard for the constitution playing out in washington. >> the fact that someone might not say i want to ignore the constitution, should still be held accountable when, in fact they do ignore the constitution whether they say they are doing so or not. >> when asked how we would guarantee things like freedom of religion without our constitution. the professor says it's up to those who believe in those ideaing to convince fellow americans they are worth withholding. shannon bream, fox news. >> harris: a huge power ball jackpot is up for grabs. we will tell you how much is up for grabs. leaping into frigid waters for a great cause. they do testify year but this time was a little bit different. ♪
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>> harris: pony chilling day out for a good cause. thick skinned new yorkers stripping down and taking a dip in the ice cold atlantic for the rock away plunge raising money for a teenager suffering from a life threatening disease. this year had it had a any purpose. >> we're having a plunge that is usually for cystic fibrosis but because everyone here normally gives to i thought it would be a good idea to those hurricane sandy. >> part of the proceeds will breezy point relief fund. breezy point, new york. one of the many communities devastated by super storm sandy it may look familiar too the storm suffered further damage when it ignited electrical fire when it wiped out 122 homes. new orleans, not just hosting a big event today but famous
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for a lot of reasons worth taking a closer look at. fox anchor and louisiana native arthel neville recently returned home to highlight one man who is also helping forge the culture of the big easy. jazz, a sound indig nut to new orleans. brian iron balconies. a site seen throughout the big easy. we have some different styles and nationality in this city spanish, french, german, black. everybody had their own techniques of doing things. i learned from. reeves has been a master black smith in new orleans for over 40 years. doing restorations and making custom pieces. >> you got to love it people look at this when they see me pulling that hot metal out of that forge, putting it on that
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anvil and hitting it. hot. it's dirty. it's labor intensive. they are looking at it as work. this is not work to me. this is what i do. >> steeped in traditions that date back as far as the 1600s. reeves does most everything, well, the old fashion the way. while adding his artistic twist to accommodate today's design demands. >> this is one of my more impressive pieces. >> really? why is this so impressive. >> every component, every can you recall on this piece i designed and i fabricated. >> how long did it take you to do this? >> that project took a couple -- probably took about three months. that was a big project. it wasn't big as far as footage, but as far as labor. >> and be this gate here is all hand. >> that's all hand forged. >> wow